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beam2050 11-21-2019 11:34 AM

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29 degrees. holy cow manure batman.

well the 29 degrees might have knocked your namwas back abit but the namwas should be coming back with the weather were going to have for the next few weeks.

sorry about the loss on the namwa buches tho.

so goes the life of the farmer.

Akula 11-21-2019 11:50 AM

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Hey Beam!

The leaves on my namwas got completely toasted but I think the bunches made it through and are still alive or at least none of the bunches have turned black and its been eight days since the freeze. I plan to harvest Godzilla namwa's bunch this afternoon and will post up a photo.

beam2050 11-21-2019 12:07 PM

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looking forward to it.

2 winters ago I experienced 2 straight weeks of freeze. but my namwas did better with that than last year with 1 light freeze and a frost once a week from the middle of December. they were looking good until march, the ones 8 ft and better were putting out leaves then wam 2 light frosts and it pretty well much decimated everything. namwas still haven't come back very well from that.

Art_R 02-10-2020 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Akula (Post 324601)
Thanks Beam and Native Roots.

The young ones are always difficult at first until they are properly trained like any good puppy.

So did the patupi survive the rest of the winter?

Akula 02-10-2020 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Art_R (Post 329142)
So did the patupi survive the rest of the winter?

Unfortunately no. It didn't survive the second wave of overnight freezes we had January 21 (29F) and 22 (32F). We had clear skies both nights and with the canopy burned off during the first freeze it was naked to the radiated cold/heat. I usually prepare an elaborate winterization program but I injured my back that week deadlifting and was laid up.

Backyard Banana Joe 02-10-2020 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Akula (Post 329146)
Unfortunately no. It didn't survive the second wave of overnight freezes we had January 21 (29F) and 22 (32F). We had clear skies both nights and with the canopy burned off during the first freeze it was naked to the radiated cold/heat. I usually prepare an elaborate winterization program but I injured my back that week deadlifting and was laid up.

So is the above-ground part of the plant dead, or the whole thing?


How's your back? :waving::2750::weightliftingnaner::0493:

Akula 02-10-2020 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Backyard Banana Joe (Post 329148)
So is the above-ground part of the plant dead, or the whole thing?


How's your back? :waving::2750::weightliftingnaner::0493:


Too early to tell about the plant. Fingers crossed.

I was back in the gym squating, benching, etc. this week after buying a belt. No more beltless squats and deadlifts. No deadlifts yet.

Art_R 02-10-2020 11:43 PM

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Hope your back gets better. Keep us posted on the patupi.

geissene 02-13-2020 08:25 PM

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Sorry to hear about your back injury and potential plant loss. That stinks. I still have my patupi and its doing pretty well in my living room. Hopefully it will hang on till springtime....

Erik

Tytaylor77 02-13-2020 11:17 PM

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Take care of that back! The corm should be fine! Only allow 1 pup to grow and remove the rest all year. It should pup, flower, and fill before next winter. They make it most years here unless we get an early frost or something! Keep us updated!

HMelendez 02-15-2020 07:22 AM

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Donald,





Really sorry to hear about your back!....Hopefully you feel much better now!.....My Patupi got to a completely halt!....Even we got a mild winter in South Florida comparing to other years, she didn't liked the temp fluctuations!...









:2723::bananarow::2723:

Akula 03-15-2020 10:37 AM

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The original Patupi didn't make it. He got killed by the second low temp dip we had in January afer surviving the early November freeze. Thought he was going to make it. Dang it!!

The original is dead (can be seen between the pups when zoomed) but he sired two pups which made it through the winter to continue the saga. I dug up the entire corm and moved it to a better location after prepping the soil with six bags of black cow. This new Patupi Only Patch is in front of my large orange tree to protect it on the North side and it gets full sun from the South from 8 am till 5 pm.

I will wait a month to see which pup is the stronger then separate the weaker from the main corm. Planning to juice the Patupi to the maximum with fertilizer to push it hard. I figure I have a two month head start over the prior year, an established corm, and a better spot with less competition.

Patupi March 12, 2020


Akula 04-16-2020 07:17 PM

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Update as of April 13, 2020. Patupi seems to be about four to six weeks ahead of last years development at this point.


Art_R 04-16-2020 07:49 PM

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Lookin' good!

smeash 04-17-2020 09:33 AM

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Any update on your patch Akula? Cant wait to see how it looks this year!
EDIT: To clarify, I mean your main patch of those huge namwah!

Akula 05-21-2020 12:33 PM

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Update as of May 19, 2020

Patupi is now 28" in height with 10 leaves plus a cigar. Much thicker in the pstem at this point in the year vs. last year. I separated the small pup on the left from the original corm and it sent into a decline with a lot of leaf damage. Now it has two new small leaves.


smeash 05-22-2020 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Akula (Post 331216)
Update as of May 19, 2020

Patupi is now 28" in height with 10 leaves plus a cigar. Much thicker in the pstem at this point in the year vs. last year. I separated the small pup on the left from the original corm and it sent into a decline with a lot of leaf damage. Now it has two new small leaves.


Looking good Akula.. hoping to see that patupi take off this year. BTW those pups you gave me never even wilted a leaf after transplant.. I think the two overcast/rainy days were just the ticket to get them acclimated! Thanks!

Art_R 05-22-2020 10:18 AM

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So far so good. Keep us updated !!!

Akula 07-19-2020 09:57 AM

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Update!

Patupi is now at 62" of pstem. This time last year the original was at 30" so pretty big improvement. I feel like I have a pretty good shot at getting some fruit this year. Might start adding a bit more fertilizer as I have not seen any telltale signs of overfertilization. I've been feeding him monthly the same full dose I give my big namwas and so far no "crinkly" leaf impressions.

July 18, 2020

Akula 08-23-2020 11:05 PM

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Update!

Patupi is up to 80" as of today. This time last year the plant (prior) achieved 60" by this time so I'm up 20" of growth from the prior year at the same time. The new patch with almost maximum sun is helping out tremendously. Looks like it might be starting to form a crown/stack out. Fingers crossed!!



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